The Chicago Cubs on Thursday acquired outfielder Craig Monroe and a cash consideration from the Detroit Tigers for a player to be named.
Buck Coats was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster, and Jake Fox is expected to be sent down to accommodate Monroe.
Says Paul Sullivan:
Monroe will likely get most of the starts in left against lefties, and will also be a valuable late-inning pinch-hitter. Monroe will play left until Alfonso Soriano gets back, and then primarily play in right field.
Against righties: .190/.244/.308
Against lefties: .302/.317/.542
At home: .199/.263/.322
On the road: .244/.265/.424
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Oh, and the Cubs lost to San Francisco today, 4-1.
The Cubs now head to Arizona, where they, fortunately, will not have to face Brandon Webb.